Pelican Camera Cases from CPD Industries Endure Hurricane Katrina Floods

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In the wake of Hurricane Katrina's devastation, Pelican camera cases protect valuable equipment from ruin.

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So there's no way it could have escaped the flooding. I always knew the shipping cases were practically indestructible, but I never expected them to stand up to a test like this. If you want to keep your equipment safe, you can't afford anything less than Pelican's camera cases.

Pelican camera cases from CPD Industries are well respected for their Lifetime Warranty and ability to stand up to an impressive array of environments. Recently, CPD Industries was contacted by Mike Sanders, a satisfied customer whose equipment was salvaged after the horrors of Hurricane Katrina.

"My photography studio is in a 116 year old building," said Sanders, who lived through the horrific ordeal. "Most of my equipment was on shelves, and in cases--but our studio is only four feet off the ground, and flood waters reached over five feet. Needless to say, there was over a foot of water throughout the studio, even more in some spots."

Two weeks after the hurricane swept through his studio, Sanders was able to return, but he was unsure what the state of his expensive equipment would be. He had an assortment of camera cases to protect various cameras and lenses, but not all of them were CPD shipping cases.

"I had my fingers crossed," Sanders continued. "But when I returned, I saw the damage. Some of the carrying cases had leaked, soaking valuable batteries and lights. Everything was corroded and water logged--completely unsalvageable. But fortunately, I'd had the foresight to put some of my other equipment in Pelican cases."

The Pelican shipping cases from CPD did not leak, saving Sanders's specialized equipment, including all his camera lenses, strobes, accessories, tubes, and remotes. "The amazing part is that one of the camera cases was on the ground," Sanders said. "So there's no way it could have escaped the flooding. I always knew the shipping cases were practically indestructible, but I never expected them to stand up to a test like this. If you want to keep your equipment safe, you can't afford anything less than Pelican's camera cases."

These remarkable camera cases can be ordered online at CasesByPelican.com, and custom applications can also be made to order. The polycarbonate shell is watertight, airtight, submersion safe, and airline safe. With custom-cut foam interiors, they are the safest carrying cases for the transportation of studio and camera equipment.

About CPD Industries: The CPD Industries network of companies provides the most comprehensive packaging solutions available on reusable carrying cases for corporate applications. The network consists of sites that are leaders in their respective vertical markets, such as Communications, Camera & Photography markets, Computers, Electronics, Food & Beverage (Wine), Guns & Weapons, Medical, Transportation and other Industrial or market-specific shipping & carrying case applications. Established in 1986, privately held CPD Industries is based in Montclair, CA.

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